This article will give you an insight into Osijek’s places to chill and to have some fun. What we offer you is a short list of places you should visit when you’re in this beautiful city. This article will include information like prices, hospitality and the general ‘vibe’ of the places. No matter if you’re young or old, you will always find a place for having fun and hanging out with your friends in Osijek.
1. Club EXIT Osijek
EXIT is a place where you can sit down, order a beer or a coffee and just hang out with your friends. The waiters are really friendly, they will always try to joke with you which is really nice, especially if you had a rough day and you need some cheering up. On weekends they have live music almost every night, mostly bands who play alternative music. They promote local and foreign bands as well. The prices are really affordable, so if you want to have an amazing time and have a cheap (but good) drink while listening to some good music, you should definitely visit them!
2. San Francisco (SF) Coffee House Osijek
SF is a place for the lovers of special lattes and hot chocolates. They are all delicious, I highly recommend them all! The prices are really good, affordable and the whole place places you in a relaxed and highly good mood! The waiters are really polite and pleasant, even friendly and when you’re there, you have the feeling like you’re at home! They don’t offer only lattes and hot chocolate, but also beer, coffee and much more. The music is always good and never too loud, this is a place I would recommend if you’re a person who likes to talk to their friends without having to yell over the loud music while you’re out.
3. Caffe bar Excalibur
The first thing I must say about this place is that it’s amazing. If you like the style of the Middle Ages, this is the right place for you. They have real iron chairs, wooden tables, huge mirrors on the walls, they even have The Excalibur! You can try to pull it out of its stone bedding, maybe you’re the chosen one who’ll succeed! This place combines the brutal style of the middle ages with the fancy style of modern cocktails. They have many kinds of cocktails and they are really cheap, but more importantly, they are really tasty! The waiters are really friendly, they will come to your table to see if everything’s fine and to see if you’re having a good time. I highly recommend this bar for a weekend drinking tour with your friends!
4. Caffe bar VooDoo
VooDoo is a place for the people who like alternative music and movies. They have movie quizzes during the year, and they never fail to entertain their visitors! The whole setup of the place fits this ‘movie quiz and music’ topic really well, their walls are filled with movie posters and old vinyl. Their prices are really good, they are one of the cheapest bars in the city. The service is really good, the waiters are polite and always happy to help you! This is a place where you can just sit down at a stranger’s table and they will treat you like you’re one of their oldest friends!
5. Trica Caffe Bar
Trica is for the people who like to drink their beverages in a bit more fancy place. This place is really big, but the setup is really nice, they managed to create something simple yet really “artsy”. I would definitely recommend their hot chocolate during the winter times, it’s amazing and the price of it is affordable. The prices, in general, are really nice. The waiters there are polite and always pleasant. If you want to take your friend to a nice and a bit fancier place where you can talk while there’s pleasant pop music in the background, this is the place for you.
6. General Von Beckers
General von Beckers is one of the Citadel’s gems. The Citadel is the oldest part of the city, so during the summer while you’re sitting on Beckers’ terrace, you can enjoy the beauty of the historic Holy Trinity Square. If you decide you’d rather sit inside, you can enjoy the nice and warm setup of the place, the interior is so nicely decorated that the visitors have a feeling like they’re at home and they don’t want to leave. The waiters are always nice to the customers, they like to joke with them which can really fix your mood. I would recommend you their very own craft beer which is really tasty and not expensive at all!
7. Pivnica Merlon
This tavern is a gift to the city. They offer not only nice and tasty beverages but also extremely good food! If you’d like to have a nice time with your friends while nibbling on tasty baked potatoes or on a big hamburger, you should definitely visit them, I guarantee you won’t regret it. The prices aren’t as cheap as in the other bars, but they are still acceptable, especially because they offer quality food and beverages. The whole interior is really relaxing and nice, the whole setup has an industrial feel to it, probably because of the wooden and iron elements in the whole place. If you’re in Osijek, visit them! You’ll have a great time!
8. Gajba Beer Tasting Bar
‘Gajba’ is a relatively new place in Osijek, but it’s already really popular. It offers different types of beers, but the most interesting thing there is the beer tasting. If you want something that is a bit different, you can order the ‘Test tubes’ where you get 6 shots (6 x 0.1 L) of 6 different types of beer and you can taste them all. It’s really fun and worth it! After that, you can order a normal sized beer as well and have a nice time with your friends! I wouldn’t recommend this place for big gatherings due to its small size, but it’s perfect for smaller groups of people. The prices are a bit higher, but it’s perfectly acceptable since these beers are unique and you can’t really get them just anywhere.
9. Caffe bar Smile
Did you have a rough day? Maybe you need some cheering up? Caffe bar Smile has a solution for that! Visit them and they will bring a smile to your face! This place has it all! They have books, a PlayStation, board games, card games, literally everything! So if you’re into gaming or just hanging with your friends, or even if you just want some alone time somewhere other than your room, you should definitely visit them! The waiters are always friendly and in a good mood, their prices are really good and the sofas are really comfortable, you can be sure that you’ll have a great time there!
10. Petar Pan
Petar pan is a pastry shop in Osijek. I would recommend the one in the Citadel since it’s a bit more modern than the one in the center of the city and the one in the Citadel also has cheesecake! This place is really pleasant, the waiters are nice and polite and the prices are amazing! No matter if you’re here to eat or drink, you won’t have to empty your wallet to have an extremely tasty piece of cake or a nice cup of coffee. As I already said, the interior is really nice and modern and I would definitely recommend this place if you’re in need of something sweet and really tasty! PS.: They have ice cream too!
Updated: July 23, 2017